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The Body Keeps the Score Summary
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
4.8 at Amazon 2014
bestselling now • emotional healing • neuroscience • therapy • trending
The Body Keeps the Score is about fascinating new trauma treatments based on the latest research, like eye movement therapy and neurofeedback. Van der Kolk says many of us carry traces of trauma from childhood adversity or neglect. Emotional healing can happen through practices like mindfulness, yoga, play and more.
Fast Food Nation Summary
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
4.5 at Amazon 2001
food • politics
Fast Food Nation reveals how big fast food companies reshaped America in pursuit of profit. Eric Schlosser shows how marketing aimed at kids created an explosion of obesity, how big corporations have eliminated many small farmers, and why meatpacking plants can be extremely unsafe and unclean workplaces.
The Black Swan Summary
The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
4.3 at Amazon 2007
economics • philosophy
The Black Swan is about understanding unpredictable extreme events like the 9/11 attacks, rise of the internet, and stock market crashes. Nassim Taleb says we are unprepared for the next big event like this because we rely too much on incomplete theories, limited models and flimsy historical narratives.
Never Split the Difference Summary
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
4.8 at Amazon 2016
bestselling now • communication • negotiation • sales
Never Split the Difference shows how to win negotiations and communicate more influentially. Chris Voss perfected his techniques over 25 years at the FBI, negotiating with kidnappers and terrorists. He says we should work with emotions not just reason, demonstrate empathy, use open-ended questions and educate ourselves about cognitive biases.
Getting Things Done Summary
Getting Things Done by David Allen
4.5 at Amazon 2001
management • productivity • time management
Getting Things Done is a system to help us be more organized and productive. It basically turned into a popular movement during the early 2000's. David Allen says we can feel in control of our busy work lives, simply by learning to manage our daily tasks effectively.
Millionaire Teacher Summary
Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam
4.7 at Amazon 2011
investing • personal finance
Millionaire Teacher shows how to start investing if you're middle class and want to retire wealthy. Andrew Hallam explains why index funds are great for growing your savings. They're much better than mutual funds—whose 1-2% extra fees will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
The Four Agreements Summary
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
4.7 at Amazon 1997
bestselling now • emotional healing • motivational • new age • relationships • spirituality
The Four Agreements shows how to love yourself more, not take things personally, and heal your relationships. Don Miguel Ruiz shares wisdom from the indigenous Mexican Toltec culture to help us stop living in this false "dream" of social rules, expectations and judgments.
Meditations Summary
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
4.6 at Amazon 161
classic • philosophy • self discipline • stoicism • trending
Meditations shows how to become more self disciplined, stop caring what people think, and withstand life's emotional storms. Marcus Aurelius was a powerful Roman emperor and great Stoic philosopher. He wrote down all these thoughts in a private journal to himself.
Contagious Summary
Contagious by Jonah Berger
4.7 at Amazon 2013
entrepreneur • marketing • sales
Contagious shows how entrepreneurs and marketers can make their content more viral and products more shareable. Jonah Berger simplified years of his research into six principles of contagiousness which are: social currency, triggers, emotion, public, practical value and stories.

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